Google Nexus 7 II

Released July, 2013
  • 7"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 5.0
But for those who don't need software or OS support and are Android enthusiasts this is an excellent tablet with a top notch CPU, a lovely IPS display and an attractive design.
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2012)
8.6 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the Google Nexus 7 II

Performance

Processing power and speed

Nexus 7 II
9.0
Nexus 7
9.2
Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Nexus 7 II
9.7
Nexus 7
10.0
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Nexus 7 II
6.5
Nexus 7
6.5
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Nexus 7 II
9.2
Nexus 7
9.2
Reviews from phonearena.com, mobiletechreview.com, reviews.cnet.com, trustedreviews.com and 1 more

8.6

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Nexus 7 II
8.6
Nexus 7
8.7

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Google Nexus 7 II

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Nexus 7 II
2,670
Nexus 7
336

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Nexus 7 II
2,282
iPad 4
1,347
iPad mini
1,421

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Nexus 7 II
1,177.1 ms
iPad 4
850 ms
iPad mini
1,426 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Nexus 7 II
1,879
Nexus 7
2,716

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

Nexus 7 II
2,874
iPad 4
6,458
Nexus 7
3,842

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Nexus 7 II
14.6 fps
iPad mini
3.4 fps

Reviews Word on the street for the Google Nexus 7 II


8.0
What's Hot: Relatively affordable tablet with very good core specs including an excellent full HD IPS display, fast CPU, full wireless radios and dual cameras.

8.4
The $270 32GB Wi-Fi model and $350 4G LTE version are even better values, especially compared with similar configurations of the iPad Mini.

9.0
Display quality is good, with a sharp image and commendable (if not searing) top brightness.

9.5
Featuring a 7-inch 1920 x 1200 IPS LCD display, it simply delivers the goods in the details department, as its 323 ppi pixel density is undoubtedly breathtaking for its screen size.

Overall

8.4 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

The display has a cool blue-green bias that you likely won't notice unless you place it next to a display that has more neutral colors.
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2013)
They've gone with the newer SlimPort standard for display output via wire, just when you were getting used to MHL.
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2013)
Even magazines from Zinio and the Google Play Store are readable thanks to the high pixel density and apparent sharpness-I generally find it difficult to read magazines on anything less than a 10" tablet.
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2013)

Operating System

Here’s what’s new with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean: Restricted Profiles – Last time around, we were ecstatic to find multi-user support with Android tablets, but with version 4.3, it now provides us with Restricted Profiles.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean came and went, and based on what we see here on the Nexus 7, it’s not particularly its main star attraction, but it merely helps to complement the tablet’s overall incremental improvements – both in hardware and software aspects.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)
What's Not: Newbies might find vanilla Android bare bones, display color balance and saturation not as impressive as resolution.
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2013)

Apps

sync is now employed in the OS, and it's designed to run at a solid 60fps.
by TrustedReviews (Sep, 2012)
Essentially, the admin can specify what apps are accessed by each user.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)
Voice recognition has also been updated on Google's tablet to make it far more powerful than before, to compete with Apple's Siri.
by TrustedReviews (Sep, 2012)

Operating system

Now its resolution is just average and it's not the speediest tablet on the block, though Google's frequent OS updates often didn't sit well with the elder Nexus 7 and caused some of its performance issues (not the norm, usually OS updates make Nexus products even better).
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2013)
You probably know the drill by now: Nexus products get OS updates first since they're Google's own devices.
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2013)
Unlike its predecessor Ice Cream Sandwich, version 4.1 Jelly Bean is not an earth-shattering change for the three-year-old operating system, but there are some significant improvements.
by TrustedReviews (Sep, 2012)

Battery

Happily, battery life is actually excellent.
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2012)
As for battery life, Google says to expect 9 hours while playing HD video.
by c|net (Nov, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 7"
Technology Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 1920 x 1200
PPI 323 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11a
  3. 802.11g
  4. 802.11b
  5. 802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes

processor

Cores Quad core
Clock speed 1.5 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes
Has a light sensor Yes

storage

Internal storage 32 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB
Supported card formats None

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Webcam 1.2 MP
Rear camera 5 MP

ports

Has a microphone jack Yes

form factor

Weight 299 g
Size 114 x 200 x 8.7 mm
Thickness 8.7 mm
Battery life 7.25 hour
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